Do not take your burdened heart to minister, nor to saints, nor to sacraments, nor to religious duties, nor to pious services; all, all these, are vain helpers, having no power to lighten you of the burden.
Let us endeavor to strengthen and encourage you, my reader, in this holy and helpful privilege of bringing to Jesus what, in all probability, you have brought in vain to man.
Imagine the Lord addressing these words to you, “Bring it here unto me.” The invitation, perhaps, finds you in deep need, in overwhelming distress, at a critical crisis of your history. Human power has proved helpless, friends faithless, plans futile, and you are at your wits’ end.
Do not be ashamed to take your case to Jesus, even though you have gone first to human help.
It is His glory to step in and achieve a work and bestow a blessing when all human power and resources have failed. He loves to unlock His treasury when man’s is utterly exhausted.
Go, then, fall at His feet, and tell Him you have tried all other help, and all has failed you, and at last you come to Him.
In a word, Jesus bids you bring all to Him…. your depression and despondency, the sadness of your heart, the anxieties of your mind, the wounds of friends, the calumnies of foes, the assaults of man, your fear of death and your dread of judgment.
All, all He invites to the asylum of His love, to the arm of His power, and to the fulness of His sufficiency.
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